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We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include:
>Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.)
>Gardening, farming and related activities
>Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching)
>Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc.
>Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.)
>Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.)
>Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.)
>Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.)
>Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.)
>Gear related to any of the above topics

Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
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Just a friendly reminder that threads about weapons which do not pertain to their use in outdoor activities should be posted on /k/ instead. Thanks.

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Which ones are the best?
Which ones are shit?
Which ones are overrated?
Which ones are underrated?
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It's still not really worth the drive for most people. Only opportunities for day hikes and not much more.
It was worth it for me. Not nearly as remote as I had hoped, but the views are really spectacular
Southcentral here, just work on the slopes. You get a two weeks on two weeks off schedule that allows you to have some free time. Usually you live in anchorage and just fly up north to work.
>just work on the slopes
I liked Acadia a lot once I got away from the massholes and crowds - which honestly wasn't that hard to do. But climbing the east face of Cadillac only to find busloads of fatasses and squawling kids was definitely a letdown.

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I need new boots for walking around /out/side.

my 2 requirements:

>last a long time


Discuss your favorite boots.
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imagine the stench
I've got a pair of Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX that I got about 2 years ago at a REI garage sale that I really like. Want to know what people who own the Danner Jag think about them. After what I have now wears out I'm thinking about getting the Jag.
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where the fyckk do i get the jag if i dont live in the US?
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I have these Red Wings I bought a few months ago. I was being a retard and actually spent $200 on boots. I just loved the way they looked and felt on my feet. They were really nice but after using them every day they're starting to bust at a seam. Fucking disappointing for $200 boots. I still have the receipt, I'm going to take them back. My advice for Red Wings would be go with the cheaper options, because there's really no difference between them and the expensive ones. I guess Made in the USA doesn't mean squat in terms of quality anymore.

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Hey boys.

I'm going out tomorrow with a goal of making a friction fire for the first time ever.

My knowledge of different tree types are not very big, but I do know fast growing trees are good.

I come looking for help on picking my wood for tomorrow. Im located in Denmark.
I don't know a ton about friction fires because I don't like to fuck around and just carry a lighter or matches, but cedar is what's typically used for bow drills.

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The average life span is 78.7 years (28,744.6 days or 41.3 million minutes) in the United States.
Don’t spend your life at a job you hate, earning money to buy things you barely have time to enjoy, filling up a house that you mostly just use to sleep in.
Kill your debt & kill your television (they are equally toxic).
Stop putting your dreams off until someday.
Rich or poor, all of us only have 24 hours in the a day. Make them count.
You are the author of your own story: Make it a story worth telling.
Downsize and simplify, because less truly is more, and less is liberating.
It is easy to complicate your life, but much harder to simplify.
Stop trying to get rich, and start creating a life rich in experiences.
Stop buying things & start doing things.
Your biggest obstacles are the ones you’ve created for yourself.
Stop making excuses and start taking action.
Start asking yourself: Why not me?
Don’t be afraid to fail, you’ll have already made it farther than those who never tried.
Life is an experiment.

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Critique my plan.

I'll work 1 year and then 1 year off.

I can make quite a bit of money as a programmer, live the year saving up all my money, and then spend the next year doing /out/ stuff.

I mainly just want to climb mountains so this should be good. Better than working as a dishwasher or deckhand.
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Enjoy your life the way you want. Don't settle for anything less.
my job facilitates the things i like to do.
If you can make the numbers work, go for it.

I'm not a materialist. Don't want a car, home, or family. Just want to explore and go out in the mountains.

Usually I heard backpackers work remotely as freelance devs or programmers, so they can spend their free time living like kings in Asia or somewhere cheap.

I might do something similar, but spending my time climbing mountains.




In the interest of consolidation, please post your ID requests here instead of starting a new thread. I'll be checking this thread every other day or so and IDing what I can.
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Found these little guys around. Downside.

Mind you, southern hemisphere, west.
Humid pampas, to be more precise.
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The tree I took then from. An evergreen. Dunno which tho.
Not native, of course. There are barely any trees at the pampas, much less evergreens.
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>Buy mushroom book
>Half of the descriptions don't even mention if they're poisonous or not

What's a mushroom guide that doesn't suck? Should I just lurk more?
>Half of the descriptions don't even mention if they're poisonous or not
I feel sorry for you americans. i guess really nobody eats mushrooms there. I live in a "mushroom picking nation" and the Atlases are really thorough and majority of people learn which mushrooms are good, edible but taste horribly and which are poisonous or lethal.

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I was hiking along and noticed something flashing up on a hill. I was on a forest service trail and it looked like it was maybe 200 yards away. When I got up to it I started noticing more markers until I came across one that had writing on it. It's dated 7-4-80. So I started to wonder how much they had to pay this guy to work on the 4th of July. Couldn't it have waited until the holiday was over? The guy might still be alive and I want to find him and ask him why he did this.
Depending on how isolated it was 36 years ago he might have been out there for weeks marking boundaries.

Still pretty cool find.
Whether you find that guy or not, I'm glad you posted this, op. Really interesting.
Now that I think about it I don't think the trail I was on was around then. I think I'm going to take a pencil and paper and see if I can do that thing where you put the paper against it then rub pencil lead on it and see if I can read it better.
Surveyor here, AMA. Pic taken of buddy in northern Alberta on a pipeline right of way.

Used skidoos and walked through the snow for the most part
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they aren't as interesting but we have these scattered all over the desert

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What triggers you, /out/?
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Orange peels
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>River shitting
mfw i probably started that meme
you forgot the $300 axe meme, the piss drinking meme, the you need a gun to hike meme and lot of others that been plaguing this board for years.
>you need a gun to hike meme
I don't live in bear country, but I can completely understand why people who live in bear country carry firearms.
It's so ignorant and irresponsible to just assume every part of the wilderness is safe.

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ITT: We post photos taken during our recent /out/ings. Last thread has reached image limit thanks to spooky Teletubbies.

Random day hike in Alberta.
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Last shot, I really need to learn how to use my camera. So many shots come out blurry as hell. Was a fun easy going hike. Trail was really poorly marked in some places. The trail is called the Tom Lowe Trail. It's fairly laid back trail. Lotta rock gardens but this is eastern PA so every trail has rock gardens. It's a orange blazed trail and at one point it turns off another trail that's blazed in a slightly more yellow shade of orange. Followed the wrong tail for 2 miles before I realized I goofed. Used my GPS in my phone to get me back on track thanks to the AllTrails app (is this the best cellphone hiking app? Thinking of joining the pro service they offer to download maps for offline use for 30 bucks/yr). Had my fiancee with me who slowed us way down and with the detour we ended up night hiking the last 2 miles or so. Had my NiteCore HC30 with me though (the best headlamp out if anyone needs one). I let my fiancee wear it but since it's a flood light I had enough light to hike in front of her and still see what I was doing. I gotta get another one for her for when stuff like this pops up.

Ended up stopped by Cabela's to feed thier fish afterwards. They had cheap 22 so I bought some of that up. Ended up taking a slight detour to AW rootbeer in Bethlehem (live in Philly) for dinner.

All in all it was a great hike. Can't wait for my Fiancee to finish school so we can move out of this city but till then these day hikes will keep me sane.
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>tfw Belgian
>tfw most of the country is basically brick, mortar and concrete
>tfw the biggest forest in this province is a measly 250ha and I can navigate it at night with ease because I know it so well by now

With the exception of a handful of areas, I have to catch a plane or drive all day to find a place to go /out/. Then again, it's a given that it'll be truly memorable because carefully chosen destinations, pic related. Mt. Elbrus north face base camp, Russian Caucasus.
Here is one i took today
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Just a few crows up Arthur's seat in edinburgh.
I heard Mt.Elbrus is filled with trash all the way to the summit.

Same for the Chinese Himalayas.

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Return of this thread edition.

Post, shit post, as usual
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I can assure you that unless youre homebumming and staying in the same places every night no law enforcement will ever fuck with you, no matter what you can pull up about the legality. Laws about this stuff in cities are for gentrification, if you dont look like a piece of shit home bum you will never be fined or arrested. The worst things like this ive ever had happen to me in all my time innacar were a $30 license plate ticket that i didnt have to pay because the cop didnt realize other states tags dont always have to be one in front one in back, and a sticky note telling me i couldnt park my bus on the street in a residential neighborhood. As long as you keep moving, you are fine. Even within the same city, as long as you switch spots nightly you will never get hassled. Especially if you have a sneaky vehicle.

In fact, the people who will bother you most while living innacar innacity are the home bums and tweakers rather than the police.
Also got gud at planning meals. Like sit down, figure out what you're going to eat each day for a week, how much leftovers you will have and how tobuse them, and draw up a shopping list. This will keep you from over-buying and wasting food/money.
I have met a ton of veteran homeless. Mostly young guys. I tend to not trust any of the old ones that claim it unless its very obvious. I took my marine combat vet buddy on a month long rubber tramp trip to slab city, he loved every part of it. A couple others stand out, met a 29 year old iraq vet with such bad ptsd hed flinch when the cd changed a song. Said it made him useless in box life because he couldnt hold down a job, but he had his retirement and disability so he uses it to hitch hike and camp innamountains around the country. Met a salty old train rider that got shot 5 times in desert storm, he hops trains even with his colostomy bag and two bum legs on account of getting shot in them too many times. Met an afghanistan vet just this last summer who got out, sold all his shit and started hitch hiking with his dog 3 months before i met him.
Tldr there are lots of vets out here, and not the stereotypical "homeless veteran anything helps god bless" kind.
i can buy fresh, thats what im trying now, i just borrow power from an outlet a short walk away and make soup with boiled vegetables by using an immersion blender.

I was mainly eating frozen stir fry mixes or rice mixed with canned soups.
\. I also bought meatballs in marinara sauce and made subs once or twice with some green peppers and onions i supplemented.
Leave a little room in your heart for canned goods, just move away from canned soups/meals and more towards canned/jarred ingredients (tomatoes/sauce, corn, peppers, garbanzos, etc)

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Over the week of Christmas, a friend and I are planning to backpack in RMNP. This will be my first time winter backpacking in mountains other than the Apps, so I was wondering:

1. What is the best route to take in RMNP for 3-4 days of winter backpacking? We would like to summit at least one mountain.
2. How quickly should we expect to move while snowshoeing (another first for us)? We are both in our 20's, fit, and average 2 mph on trails out east during the other three seasons.
3. Does RMNP have shelters on the trails, or do we need to pack tents? We normally do hammocks, but seeing as how we'll be above the tree line, we were going to switch to tents. However, if I can get away with not bringing a tent and sleeping in a shelter, I'd prefer to leave the weight behind.
4. Other than the standard backpacking gear, extra warm clothing, and snowshoes, is their any other gear we should bring?

Also, any tips/experiences of backpacking RMNP in the winter would be appreciated.
There are no shelters in the park so you will need a tent and it's already close to 0°F at night there so I'd recommend a good sleeping bag. Look into Flattop Mountain and Deer Mountain.
You the man. Any idea how many miles a day we'll end up doing in the snow?

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Haven't seen this started yet, so let's get it going.

Rules are simple. Make a wishlist on Amazon, and post the list here.

If you post your list, you must buy for at least one other person. Feel free to buy for as many people as you like.

Reply to the post, so that you can let others know that you've bought off that list.

Feel free to buy from OP's list too.

My list: amazon dot com slash registry slash wishlist slash 1EDBKDAM7F5RU
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Here are the comfy mittens

Thanks so much anon it's great! Wooooooo
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How's it look
I dont really need any of this, and I probly have the money to buy it anyway
9\11 wood fuck

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I'm in the early stages of planning a canoe/trekking trip around the Casamance river. I've never done serious stuff in the tropics before; just day hikes in Hawaii. So I'm looking for practical tips from people who are used to the tropics -- any unexpected difficulties you may have run into?
I don't really know what questions to ask, but here are a few:
-What kind of pants would you recommend? I don't know what kind of performance to expect of my trousers.
-Footwear? I feel like I should wear something quick-dry that I can swim in in case my canoe capsizes
-What are some hacks for preventing mosquito bites? I'll be sleeping in a military-issue permethrin tent and lighting fires every evening. I don't want to use DDT, but am I a fool for betting my health on a bottle of eucalyptus oil?
-What about water-borne parasites? I read the wikipedia article for schistosomiasis a long time ago, and now I'm afraid to refresh my memory.
-How do I keep diarrhea from ruining all my plans?
I certainly won't be deep in the wilderness, but the environment still poses a lot of challenges.

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>Its 1st december ... still no glove threat

lets talk about gloves and mittens

----> What kind of gloves or mittens can you recommend?
----> What kind of gloves or mittens do you wear?
----> Why are mittens superior to gloves?
----> How much would you spend for a pair of gloves or mittens?
----> What do you thing about gloves or mittens with build-in heatingsystem (with extra battery pack?
---->DO pets need gloves or mittens?

>post a picture while you wear gloves or mittens
My current winter glove is the Black Diamond Dirt Bag with a Karrimor fleece runner's liner glove underneath if it's extra cold out.
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Sealskinz merino liner gloves, wear them pretty much straight through to spring time.

Work gloves / mittens / waterproof gloves are worn over the top.
can you recommend columbia?

regular price 50€
could get them for 19€
Frost river mitts are best

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How do I get into /out/?

I'm a total newb when it comes to the first thing about being out for extended periods of time. Ii want to get into backpacking but I don't know the first thing about it.

Any advice?
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Also as dumb as it might sound the boy scouts of America has a good list and tips for newb campers. As your skills and confidence grow you can drop and replace gear for your needs.

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Buy a Mora™. Or 10.
Oh no, is that poor catto okay? ;_;
this is not bad, altho i just went ahead packed some food and spent a night out 30 miles from home. it was not a problem. my biggest problem with being /out/ is i'm kind of ocd about germs and have to clean my hands every time i touch something in the woods it's a real pain in the ass cause out there everything is dirty.

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